The Motor Driven Systems Conference visited Redditch this week in the third of five UK dates aimed at helping industry to generate huge financial savings from motor driven apparatus.
 
Next stop for MDS is Hatfield on 20 November, at the UK headquarters of Mitsubishi Electric. 
 
This week's event was hosted at the UK headquarters of WEG Electric Motors in Redditch, the presentations from BSI, Energy Solutions Associates, Mitsubishi, GAMBICA and Siemens Financial Services, among many others, contributed to a lively debate on how to reduce energy and make these potential savings a reality.
 
Patrick O'Neil, managing director at WEG Electric Motors, said: ''We are delighted to have hosted the Midlands leg of the MDS Roadshow and to have played our part in helping industry better understand the key issues surrounding improved energy efficiency.  
 
''The theme of the event is synonymous with our own core beliefs, and it was gratifying to witness such in depth discussion between speakers and delegates. I feel sure all the attendees will have taken away some extremely valuable information, which can hopefully be converted into practical application. We look forward to attending the remaining the events”.
 
The second presentation of the day was given by Mike Malina of Energy Solutions Associates, who argued that ‘Short Termism - Damages Sustainability’. 
 
After the event he said: “MDS has created a fantastic opportunity for discussion and dialogue, in what has to be one of the most important issues affecting UK industry today. 
 
''The overall theme of these events clearly presents and underpins the need for ‘joined-up thinking’ when dealing with matters of energy efficiency; something which is sadly long overdue”. 

The final event in the 2013 programme will be held at ABB’s Motion Control Centre in Bristol on 4 December. 

For more information about this event and to book your place, visit the website  www.motordrivensystems.com.